Story: Hydroelectricity

Benmore rebuilt

Benmore rebuilt

Contractors stand inside a stator (part of the generator that sits above, and is driven by, the turbines) at the Benmore power station The life of older hydroelectric stations can be extended through rebuilding. Work planned on the stator included cleaning carbon build-up off the walls. Benmore station’s rebuilding began in 2008 and was expected to cost $67 million. The upgrade was expected to increase the station’s output and its reliability.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 30 October 2008, p. 13
Photograph by David Bruce

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John E. Martin, 'Hydroelectricity - Hydro and the environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/22477/benmore-rebuilt (accessed 1 December 2021)

Story by John E. Martin, published 11 Mar 2010